‘Love Nigeria’ event – London

Hi Friends,
I trust that you are well.

I have just come back from a very informative and
eye-opening event at St Marys Church in London called “Love Nigeria”.
The event was about Persecution in (predominately) Northern Nigeria. We also
Skype interviewed a Pastor in Northern Nigeria whose Church was targeted by a
known terrorist group and now, his Church now mostly consists of Orphans and
Widows.

I must say, that my emotions were mixed tonight. At times I
was pretty sad and other moments happy, but at the end of it all, Jesus said in
His Word that we will suffer for His Names sake ( 1 Peter 4:12-14)  – it’s part of the inheritance.  Furthermore, He will build His Church and not
even the forces of darkness will prevail against it (Matthew 16:18).

I spoke to one of the members of the team tonight and he
mentioned that Nigeria is 14th on the list for Christian Persecution, and in
actual fact, this figure should be higher. Nigeria is a strategic country in
West Africa so it’s so so important
that Christians pray. I can talk about the political and tribal element of the persecution,
but this doesn’t dismiss the fact that we all need to pray.

If there’s one thing i took from tonight, it’s this.

We must pray for our Brothers and Sisters in Nigeria and
remember that nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:35). We
are more than conquers through Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37).

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